Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease surveillance--United States, 1971-2000.

  title={Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease surveillance--United States, 1971-2000.},
  author={David M Mannino and David M. Homa and Lara J Akinbami and Earl S. Ford and Stephen C. Redd},
  journal={Morbidity and mortality weekly report. Surveillance summaries},
  volume={51 6},
PROBLEM/CONDITION Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) includes chronic bronchitis and emphysema but has been defined recently as the physiologic finding of nonreversible pulmonary function impairment. This surveillance summary reports trends in different measures of COPD during 1971-2000. REPORTING PERIOD COVERED This report presents national data regarding objectively determined COPD (1971-1994); COPD-associated activity and functional limitations (1980-1996); self-reported COPD… CONTINUE READING
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